BBC World Service
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Heavy machine guns and ammunition are being donated to Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, the Ministry of Defence says.
Janay Rice blames the media for feeling embarrassed and hurt after a video was leaked showing the NFL star punching her in a lift.
Staff at a pizzeria in Italy successfully fend off would-be robbers - despite being held up at gun point.
Escalating tensions between Yemen's government and the armed Shia Houthi movement are threatening to plunge one of the poorest countries in the Middle East into a wide-scale armed conflict.
Islamic State threat ups the tension in a divided Lebanon
New footage from the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine shows rebels roaming amongst the wreckage, as Nomia Iqbal reports.
The former chief constable of South Yorkshire Police tells MPs he "singularly failed" victims of child abuse in Rotherham.
Ukraine confirms rebels have freed 648 soldiers under the terms of the ceasefire, while the rebels say 311 of their fighters are still in captivity.
Real Madrid line up Eden Hazard to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool move for Victor Valdes, Celtic chase Ikechi Anya.
The leaders of the main UK parties are heading to Scotland to make a stand against independence, as Alex Salmond says their campaign has fallen apart.
At least 10 people are killed and seven injured when the roof of a mosque collapses in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.
Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher leaves a Swiss hospital to continue his recovery at home, his manager says.
US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble reports falling revenues for the first quarter as a result of disappointing sales of its Nook e-book reader.
A third of all bird species in the US are in decline, according to a comprehensive new report finds that underlines the threat to American birds.
World football governing body Fifa confirms that African champions Nigeria have avoided a ban from global football.
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is suspended after the International Cricket Council deems his bowling action to be illegal.
A British man has died after being badly bitten on the leg by a shark off a beach in Australia's popular Byron Bay, officials say.
Israel is unlawfully coercing almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into leaving the country at great personal risk, Human Rights Watch says.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells unions that wages should start rising in real terms "around the middle of next year".
Former England striker Michael Owen says the country has lost faith in the national team after major tournament failures.